ARLINGTON CINEMA AND DRAFTHOUSE NEW YEARS EVE

Tapas for this once-a-year event include: And as always, be sure to check out the eclectic collection of brews at the Taphouse, including the delectable Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley, Calif. Along with the famous Bunny Hop, there will be swing and disco music after the ball drops. Call for more information or visit www. Jaleo is located at A Crystal Drive and call for reservations. Pat Troy’s Ireland’s Own N. The first seating 5: The main attraction for the evening at Ri-Ra Wilson Blvd.

For the first course, Shrimp Salad or Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup; after that, Chicken and Duxelle En Croute; then, for the main course, there’s a choice of Lamb Chops with raspberry mint sauce, Steak House Rubbed Filet Mignon with mustard, rosemary, garlic and peppercorns, Crab Hollandaise with baby red potatoes and winter vegetables and Portobello Mushroom over fettucuni Alfredo; finally, a dessert choice of Flourless Chocolate Cake with raspberry coulis or a Turtle Cheesecake, a New York style cheesecake covered with caramel sauce and garnished with chopped pecans in a graham cracker crust. Call The Birchmere at or visit www. Dress is semiformal, with black-tie optional. The party starts at 9 p. It may be the biggest party night of the year across the country, and local restaurants and bars have stepped up with a number of exciting packages and deals for New Year’s Eve Doors open at 7:

The Gala features live entertainment by Liquid A and DJ Lil Fos; seven drink tickets for rail and call drinks, bottle and draft beer; heavy hors d’oeuvres and a midnight champagne toast; as well as party favors and a balloon drop at midnight.

Ireland’s Own will open doors for the event at 7p. The band Double Down plays the upstairs, while Pat Carroll plays downstairs.

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Back to Zero, one of the region’s top funk and rock bands, will play the party. Best of all, perhaps, is the breakfast buffet you can roll out of bed and attend the following morning.

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Pitt Street features a four-course meal, music and plenty drafthouwe fun for an Irish New Year’s celebration. There are three ballrooms of entertainment, a midnight champagne toast and party favors.

If you can get past the fact that an Eagles band will be playing in Redskins Nation, Ri-Ra offers a great package for revelers, including an after-9 p.

Then, after 8 p. The Connection Jump to content. Joe Theismann’s Restaurant Diagonal Road offers a multi-course menu, drinks, a DJ with dancing, and then a chance to sip champagne and watch the fireworks go off near the Masonic Temple from the roof of the eatery.

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Hawthorn Suites permits New Year’s package guests to check out until 3 p. Call the Crystal City bar at or visit www.

Monday, December 18, And as always, nw sure to check out the eclectic collection of brews at the Taphouse, including the delectable Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley, Calif.

Call for reservations. Watch the Times Square celebration live on the theatre screen, munch on a buffet, enjoy festive party favors, and celebrate with the sounds of 80s hits. Local darlings and roots rock standouts Last Train Home, coming off a successful three-night stint earlier this month at the club, will headline New Year’s Eve at Iota Club Wilson Blvd.

The always-entertaining Mango Mike’s Duke St. Pat Troy’s Ireland’s Own N.

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The Alexandria music hall Mt. For the first course, Shrimp Salad or Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup; after that, Chicken and Duxelle En Croute; then, for the main course, there’s a choice of Lamb Chops with raspberry mint sauce, Steak House Rubbed Filet Mignon with mustard, rosemary, garlic and peppercorns, Crab Hollandaise with baby red potatoes and winter vegetables and Portobello Mushroom over fettucuni Alfredo; finally, a dessert choice of Flourless Chocolate Cake with raspberry coulis or a Turtle Cheesecake, a New York style cheesecake covered with caramel sauce and garnished dve chopped pecans in neq graham cracker crust.

There is a dinner buffet from 10 p. The party starts at 9 p. Hawthorn Suites N.

The thought of being jammed on the dance floor, shoulder-to-shoulder like sardines? Here’s a look at some of the local highlights for the last night of the year and first morning of Call for information and reservations after 5 p. The second seating 8: There will be a DJ spinning arlinggon decades of hits.

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The first seating 5: The Arlington sports bar and pub Wilson Blvd. The Courthouse party spot N. The show starts at 8 p. The French newbie N. As always, call your favorite local watering hole or club to see what they have on tap for NYE: